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It’s never easy being a transfer student, especially when transferring in the middle of the year. Certain schools have their own traditions and ways of doing things – something Kouno Tooru discovers when the student council of the Fujimori high school insists that he dress like a girl! Along with two other boys chosen for their remarkable beauty, Kouno is given the task of brightening up the dull days of an all-boys high school. The rewards offered by the student council are great, but the life of a “Princess” turns out to be more work than Kouno had bargained for...
Both series take place in schools that have a rather strange and interesting group.Funny situations is what their everyday lives consist of.If you liked Fruits Basket you'll find this anime interesting aswell.
Both Fruits Basket and Princess Princess revolve around pretty boys in unusual situations, including interesting back story (who doesn't love back story!?). Additionally, both are light hearted, fun, and a little bit off the beaten path in terms of storyline. Fruits Basket has transformations brought on by hugs, and Princess Princess has cross-dressing boys to "brighten up" the atmosphere of their all boys school. They're both a lot of fun in general, with great OP and ED songs. :)
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
Both Inuyasha and Fruits Basket have a girl as a main character and are liked by more than one guy. The main characters also end up with the guy that does not usually show that they like her very outwardly.
Both anime are about a girl that finds out about a boy's secret, and that needs to keep it with her life. Both girls will love the boys with their lifes. And the boys all have issues in love showing affairs.
At least that's how I see it..the animes are two worlds apart, but with slight touching resemblemses.
Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?
Both Itazura na Kiss and Fruits Basket start with a girl who has to move in with a guy because of extreme circumstances. The female lead in each is just a normal girl with a good heart. Both anime have a warm and fuzzy romantic style with lots of comedy.
While Fruits Basket is a more "no-kissing" anime, bot Itazura Na kiss and Fruits Basket give off a "light n happy" fuzzy-sort-of feeling while watching. Both of the main characters are sort of air headed, but both very lovable. Though Itazura Na kiss is more to the point. If you loved Fruits Basket and want an anime tha gives the same feeling (with a bit more happening!), then Itazura Na Kiss is the one!
Karin is a vampire, but as fate would have it she is a freak among her own kind; for Karin doesn’t drink the blood of her counterparts – she is cursed to be a blood maker, forcing her to inject her extra blood into her victims. What’s worse is that if she doesn’t find an outlet for the blood in time, it explodes in a massive nose bleed of impressive volume. In Karin's twisted day-going state, she finds it nearly impossible to find safe victims; so, nose bleeds are a major problem. When transfer student and new classmate Usui Kenta proves to have exactly the kind of emotions her vampire nature most enjoys, she finds herself in comedic dire straights!
Having a secret to hide from the world, both Fruits Basket and Karin explore the relationship behind one who finds out the truth. Throw in your general comedy and interesting families, and a decent storyline and you've got a match. Well worth watching.
Fruits Basket and Karin both deal with families and their magical secrets, and dealing with outsiders that stumble upon them. Both families also have access to magical memory removal, and so they touch on themes of memory as identity. Karin leans more in a shonen direction and deals with sexuality (metaphorically), while Fruits Basket is strongly shoujo and generally platonic about relationships.
Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical violin; this violin has the ability to express the music in someone’s heart, even if they do not possess the talent for playing the instrument. With the violin in her care, Hino must now compete in a musical competition, but the guilt of not having true musical talent consumes her. Lili’s dream is to bring happiness to people with music, but Hino isn’t sure she has what it takes to be the one to do it. Can Hino perservere, or will she abandon Lili’s dream?
Both of these animes feature a female character that changes the lives of male characters around her through her own example and personality. These animes are also about potential romance that will set your heart fluttering, but never quite resolve it.
In both anime theres a strong female character who isn't afraid to learn more about others and be friendly. They both have a somewhat bittersweet feeling that wretches your heart just a little but they also both contain those loving moments that shine.